LS1419 English for Employment 7.5 credits

Engelska för arbetslivet

Develop your language skills for successful communication when applying for work and other employment-related situations.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Oral activities to practice work-related communicative situations
Vocabulary and rhetoric in negotiations and discussions
Oral presentation techniques
CVs and cover letters, formal letters, e-mail and other business-related written communication
Overview of communication strategies for the culturally heterogeneous workplace
Discussions using authentic material to increase the understanding of current topics within technology and natural sciences (for example research ethics, sustainable development, and technological breakthroughs)

Intended learning outcomes *

The course aims to develop the student's language proficiency for efficient work-related communication.

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

participate actively in discussions, meetings and negotiations in multicultural workplaces and culturally heterogeneous groups
explain and defend his/her opinions in work-related discussions
identify differences in linguistic style between everyday and work-related communication, and adapt his/her oral and written production according to the audience
write business letters and documents

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

This course focuses on specific skills in English. At the start of the course, the student should therefore have general English skills equivalent to at least the level B2 according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The student is responsible for checking his/her skills in a self-assessment test before applying for the course.

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • LEXA - Continuous assessment, 7.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

All examination parts passed
75% attendance

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Rebecca Hincks

Susanna Zeitler Lyne

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ITM/Learning in Engineering Sciences

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Education cycle *

First cycle

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Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.